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Possible government shutdown threatens Tax Day, foreign aid

Apr 6, 2011
As the clock winds down on negotiations to avoid a government shutdown, agencies like the IRS and programs that provide foreign aid wait to see how a shutdown would affect operations.

Supply side economics underpins Ryan budget roadmap

Apr 6, 2011
Rep. Paul Ryan's roadmap says slashing spending and taxes would generate billions in tax revenues, a new housing boom, and give us 2.8 percent unemployment by 2021. Really?

Rep. Paul Ryan unveils 2012 budget blueprint

Apr 5, 2011
The House budget committee chair's plan packs in a lot, including tax cuts. Marketplace asks how a deficit-slashing plan can also cut taxes.

Federal budget deal hanging

Apr 5, 2011
Time is ticking down. Without a deal on fiscal 2011, the federal government shuts down Friday. And lots of federal workers won't be working.

Fiscal year 2011 budget tussle continues

Apr 5, 2011
Congressional leaders are moving closer to cutting $33 billion. As part of that, they would cut mandatory federal government programs to avert a government shutdown.

U.S. could face a government shutdown

Apr 4, 2011
Unless both parties in Congress can reach a budget deal, the federal government could shut down on Friday. Julia Coronado, chief economist at BNP Paribas, explains what that could mean for the economy.

Government transparency websites targeted in budget cuts

Apr 4, 2011
Many websites that offer platforms for transparency in government could facing the chopping block as politicians debate budget cuts.

Obama announces re-election campaign

Apr 4, 2011
In his announcement video and email, President Barack Obama kicks off a fundraising effort some have predicted will be the first billion-dollar campaign.

Some lawmakers push budget amendments to clip EPA power

Apr 4, 2011
They argue EPA regulation of carbon emissions will lead to job losses. And the White House is no longer taking a strong stand on limiting carbon emissions.

Focusing more on fixing unemployment and the deficit

Apr 1, 2011
Christina Romer, former chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisors, talks about why she thinks Washington needs to do more for jobs and the deficit now, even if it may be difficult.

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